Occupational Medicine Specialist

Ross Bridge Medical Center -  - Internal Medicine - Primary Care and Urgent Care Center

Ross Bridge Medical Center

Internal Medicine - Primary Care and Urgent Care Center located in Hoover, AL

Occupational health focuses on employee safety, health, and wellness. The experienced health care providers at Ross Bridge Medical Center in Hoover, Alabama, work with Birmingham-area employers to perform testing, physicals, and other medical services as needed. To discuss your occupational health needs, use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment or call Ross Bridge Medical Center today.

Occupational Medicine Q & A

What is occupational health?

Occupational health focuses on medical care as it relates to employee safety and wellness. As occupational health care providers, the team at Ross Bridge Medical Center helps both local employers and employees with all types of testing, vaccinations, treatments, and other necessary care.

What kinds of tests do occupational health patients need?

Ross Bridge Medical Center offers many types of testing for occupational health patients, including:

  • Pre-employment drug screenings
  • Workers’ compensation drug tests (after on-the-job injury)
  • Hearing checks
  • Vision checks

Occupational health patients may also need other tests, and the Ross Bridge Medical Center team can help with nearly any type of test normally done in an urgent care setting. Ross Bridge Medical Center offers on-site testing. Most testing that's performed on-site yields fast results, making it extremely convenient for you to get the information and the treatment you need.

What kind of vaccinations do occupational health patients need?

Occupational health patients may need vaccinations based on employer recommendations, employment laws, or simply for personal health reasons. Some of the many vaccinations available at Ross Bridge Medical Center include:

  • Tetanus and diphtheria
  • Meningococcal
  • Hepatitis
  • MMR
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

The exact vaccinations that you need may vary depending on your vaccination history, your age, and your overall health.

What should I do if I'm injured at work?

If you're injured at work, it's important that you immediately stop what you're doing and report the injury to your supervisor. Don't try to return to work because it can worsen the injury. Come into Ross Bridge Medical Center at your earliest convenience.

The physician performs a complete evaluation and then makes a diagnosis. This may require X-rays or other testing. On-the-job injuries covered by workers’ comp require a drug screening so that typically occurs during your post-accident visit to Ross Bridge Medical Center.

Your doctor can typically start treatment right away. Additionally, your physician recommends a follow-up schedule for ongoing care.

Need a reliable urgent care provider for your local business? You and your employees are in good hands at Ross Bridge Medical Center. Get in touch now through online booking or by phone.